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U.K. Government Agrees To Cover Anticipated £30M Shortfall From National Lottery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

A "rescue package" has been agreed to that will lead to Britain’s Olympic sports "being spared funding cuts in the run-up to Tokyo 2020," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. The government has "agreed to cover an anticipated shortfall of National Lottery income" of more than &poun...

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Organizers Adjust Field Due To Concerns

Sunday's Four Nations final will be played on a field just 91m long after the competing countries "expressed concern over the safety of their multi-million dollar rosters at the iconic Anfield football ground," according to Steve Mascord of the SYNDEY MORNING HERALD. The markings on the "hallowed tu ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia, United Kingdom

Channel 4 Secures Women's Euro Rights

Channel 4 "has replaced the BBC to broadcast the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 next summer," according to Ben Dowell of the RADIO TIMES. The broadcaster "will show all England and Scotland football matches under the terms of the deal," which will see live int'l football played on the channel for the ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

Details Of Land Sale To Celtic Published

A land sale which "sparked complaints to Europe that Scotland's biggest council had broken the law" over favorable deals with Scottish Premiership side Celtic "actually saw the club pay three times over the market odds, it has emerged," according to Gerry Braiden of the HERALD SCOTLAND. In a "h ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

Brown Receives 'Firm Offer' From McLaren

American Zak Brown "has received a 'firm offer' from McLaren" to succeed Ron Dennis as its CEO, according to Gill & Slater of SKY SPORTS. But it is also understood that Brown "has also received a job offer from Liberty Media, the sport's proposed new owners." Sky sources have suggested that Brow ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

New League Structure Plans Scrapped

Radical plans to change English football's league structure and "ease fixture congestion have been scrapped" because the FA will not consider moving FA Cup ties into midweek, according to Matt Barlow of the London DAILY MAIL. English Football League CEO Shaun Harvey unveiled his "Whole Game Solution ...

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Notts County Takeover Talks Ongoing

Sources said that negotiations "are progressing well" between League Two side Notts County and a "consortium led by a member of the billionaire family" who used to own the MLB New York Yankees, according to SKY SPORTS. Joseph Molloy "is understood to be heading the consortium -- he was managing ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, North America

Ron Dennis Out As McLaren Group Chair

The fall of Ron Dennis, "one of the great beasts" in the F1 jungle, "has been confirmed," according to Paul Weaver of the London GUARDIAN. The chairman and CEO of the McLaren Group -- but, more than that, the "image and personality of one of the biggest and most successful of F1 teams" -- was told b ...

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Japan '19 To Generate Record Revenues

The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will generate record sponsorship revenues, according to Murray Barnett, head of commercial, broadcast and marketing at World Rugby, who said the int'l governing body was on the verge of announcing a raft of World Cup sponsorship deals. Murray: "Commercially, from a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

Ireland Officially Launches RWC Bid

The chair of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 Bid Oversight Board, Dick Spring, "formally announced Ireland’s entry into the ‘candidate’ phase of the selection process to determine the host" for the event on Tuesday, according to John O'Sullivan of the IRISH TIMES. The 12 poten ...

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Lawn Tennis Association Appoints Agency

Manchester-based agency Ear to the Ground has "picked up a hat-trick of new sports clients," including the Lawn Tennis Association, according to David Prior of PROLIFIC NORTH. The agency was commissioned by the LTA to "create the foundation of a youth engagement strategy around tennis" to help ...

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